The 8th technology Fiction Megapack offers one other stellar lineup of vintage technology fiction, new and outdated. listed below are 25 tales (plus an advantage interview with best-selling writer George R.R. Martin) by way of a few of the field's maximum authors. integrated are:
THE precise DARKNESS, by way of Pamela Sargent
PERMANENT deadly error, by way of Jay Lake
ADJUSTMENT staff, by means of Philip ok. Dick
ROBOTS DON'T CRY, through Mike Resnick
NO nice MAGIC, through Fritz Leiber
ESCAPE HATCH, via Brenda W. Clough
BACKLASH, by way of Winston okay. Marks
THE PICK-UP, by means of Lawrence Watt-Evans
POPULATION IMPLOSION, by way of Andrew J. Offutt
WAY DOWN EAST, by means of Tim Sullivan
THROUGH TIME AND area WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT: 28, via Grendel Briarton
TO INVADE big apple, by means of Irwin Lewis
THEY have been THE WIND, by means of C.J. Henderson
STOPOVER, via William Gerken
CONSEQUENCES OF STEAM, by way of Michael Hemmingson
OUTSIDE having a look IN, via Mark E. Burgess
DEAD international, through Jack Douglasv
NEFERTITI'S 10th lifestyles, by way of Mary A. Turzillo
QUICKSILVER, by way of Lonni Lees
AFTER ALL, through Robert Reginald
THE BARBARIANS, through Algis Budrys
EX MACHINA, via Cynthia Ward
MONKEY ON HIS again, via Charles V. De Vet
THE SURVIVORS, via Tom Godwin
THROUGH TIME AND house WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT: ninety nine, via Grendel Briarton
SPEAKING WITH GEORGE R.R. MARTIN: Interview carried out by way of Darrell Schweitzer
And don't omit to go looking this booklet shop for "Wildside Megapack" to work out extra entries during this sequence, masking vintage authors and topics like mysteries, technology fiction, westerns, ghost tales -- and lots more and plenty, even more!
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